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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Floppy Chilli Leaves

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:19

Sounds like it - is the greenhouse closed up?  It really needs to be open as much as possible during the day. 

Lord Anson Perennial Sweep peas

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:18

They can look pretty weaving in and out of an old picket fence around a cottage veg patch -in that sort of situation they look after themselves year after year -  but unless I'd got that sort of garden I wouldn't grow it.


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:47

I think it would have to be a BIG POT given the size mine have always reached.  I've given up on growing it now as it always outgrows it's spot, no matter how big a spot I give it.  

I've never grown a tree peony, but we have aspirations - Nut gave us some seeds and they're in a pot outside in a quite corner ............................... 


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:39
archiepem wrote (see)  
........... pic of  collar dove nest which has to chicks in DOVE IN THE SKY DISH

Glad it's securely attached to the wall archie 

Re maternity - I think in many ways it was better way back when I was a new mum - I had my son in the big county hospital but within 24 hours we were sent to the local maternity unit where we stayed to bond and recover for 10 days.  

My daughter was born in the local unit and again we had 10 days to get to know each other, lovely gardens to sit out in with our visitors and son still remembers coming with Daddy or Grandparents every afternoon to visit his 'daffodil baby sister' born in early April   

By the time we went home we were doing well and ready to pick up the reins at home.

Mind you there was one young mum who was a little limited in her understanding - when I was there she'd already been there more than 10 days and she wasn't allowed home until the midwives were absolutely sure that she fully understood how to look after her baby, sterilise a bottle, mix a feed etc etc etc  

Aquilegia photo album

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:26

If the rain holds off I'll take the camera out into the garden and see what we've got - most of mine are just opening 


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 19:24

Hi     I've grown lovage in several gardens - you can split that huge great root vertically and replant - but I'm not sure how it'll take to being in a pot - and I've had lots of self-sown seedlings all over the place.  

what paint can I use outside - cheap and cheerful

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:34

But that would be three coats - Cuprinol will only need one. 

damn things!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:25

I'm also trying the sheeps wool stuff on my pots of lilies - it's proving successful 

what paint can I use outside - cheap and cheerful

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:23

We used the Cuprinol Shades on our fence - the coverage was great and a little went a long way. 


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:16

Hello Panda - glad you had a lovely lunch.  

We've had rain on and off all day - every time the rain stopped I rushed to finish what I was doing inside so that I could get outside, but as soon as I went outside the heavens opened again so I came indoors and started another job, so the sun came out again   Think it's been playing silly bees 

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Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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